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write the answer in simplest form 6\25 time 5\24

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Hi Jessica;
(6/25)(5/24)
We will be multiplying the numerators together.  These are...
(6)(5)
We will be multiplying the denominators together. These are...
(25)(24)
Let's switch the numerators 6 and 5...
(5/25)(6/24)
While each fraction now has a different value, for the purposes of multiplication, this will not matter...
5/25=1/5, because both the 5 and 25 are divisible by 5.
6/24=1/4, because both the 6 and 24 are divisible by 4.
(1/5)(1/4)
(1)(1)=1
(5)(4)=20
1/20
This is the simplest form.